Can Dogs Eat Spaghetti?

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Can Dogs Eat Spaghetti?

Can dogs eat spaghetti?

Yes, dogs can eat spaghetti.

It’s safe for most dogs, but remember that some dogs are allergic to wheat and shouldn’t eat any kind of pasta.

Spaghetti ingredients (flour, water, eggs) aren’t harmful to your dog, but none of them is essential for his ideal health.

So, spaghetti should be only a treat. Moreover, you should avoid pasta sauces and offer only plain spaghetti.

can dogs eat spaghetti


An excessive amount of carbohydrates from pasta in your dog’s diet can lead to overweight, especially if your dog is inactive or older.

Whole grain spaghetti is better for dogs.

It’s rich in complex carbohydrates (which gradually release energy), fiber, iron and vitamin B.

It’s low in sodium and cholesterol free.

However, regularly making spaghetti part of your dog’s meal isn’t a good idea.

Eating too much spaghetti can induce digestive problems like diarrhea, bloating and stomach pain.

As all new foods, my advice is to introduce the pasta in your dog’s diet gradually and lookout for any adverse reactions.

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About the Author:

Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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